February 12. Kazinform's timeline of major events

12.02.2019 07:00

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events for the 12th of February. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on February 12.


The decision to build the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the world's first and largest spaceport which is located near Toretam village between the town of Kazalinsk and Zhosaly village in Kyzyl-Orda region, was adopted in 1955.

In 1992, the Protocol on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was signed in Almaty.

The same day the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Federal Republic of Germany exchanged Notes on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations.

In 1994, the national team of independent Kazakhstan for the first time participated in the XVII Olympic Winter Games hosted by Lillehammer, Norway.

In 2010, in Geneva, the Republic of Kazakhstan underwent the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the human rights situation within the framework of the 7th Session of the UPR Working Group.

In 2014, "Dove on a Roof" short film by Kazakhstan's Olga Korotko won the Best Director Award at the Hollywood Shorts Reel-14 international online film festival.

In 2016, the Kazakhstan national flag raising ceremony was held at the new building of the Kazakh Embassy in Azerbaijan.

The same day "Walnut Tree", Yerlan Nurmukhambetov's film produced by Kazakhfilm Studio, won the International Jury Special Mention Award and the Critics Jury Award at the Vesoul International Film Festival.